More than 100 000 people across South Africa sided with the FF Plus in opposing the ANC government’s plan to amend section 25 of the Constitution so as to make provision for expropriation without compensation.
The FF Plus submitted the 100 000 petitions of protest on behalf of the public along with an official presentation by the party to Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee, which is tasked with investigating possible amendments to section 25 of the Constitution and making recommendations.
Any amendment to the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation will be detrimental to South Africa’s economy and all South Africans will in effect also be deprived of their right of ownership of property.
Private property rights are internationally recognised as basic human rights and, therefore, these rights must be safeguarded by the South African Constitution in accordance with the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The FF Plus is of the opinion that the land reform process was hindered by corruption and administrative incompetence and not by the principle of “willing buyer willing seller”.
The petitions of protest flowed forth from the FF Plus’s “Fight Back SA” campaign – the party’s endeavour to inform the international community of the threat to property rights and other human rights abuses in South Africa.
Over the last few months, the leader of the FF Plus and other party representatives addressed meetings in various places in South Africa on the topic of expropriation without compensation.
The leader also visited Belgium where he met with Members of the European Parliament and addressed the presidency of UNPO (Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization).
A delegation of the German AfD (Alternative for Germany) party visited the FF Plus’s parliamentary caucus last month as part of a fact mission to find out more about issues like expropriation without compensation and farm murders as well as to establish liaison between the two parties.
The FF Plus would like to thank everyone who supports its campaign. The 100 000 voices represented by the petitions of protest will send a loud and clear message to the government regarding the public’s objection to the proposed amendments to the Constitution and the principle of expropriation without compensation.
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